July 14, 2010

Bristol Palin, Levi Johnston Are Engaged!

Posted: 11:48 AM ET


Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston reveal exclusively in the new US Weekly that they are getting married.

And, they tell US Weekly, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been kept in the dark about their plans ... until now.

"We got engaged two weeks ago," Bristol, 19, tells US Weekly. "It felt right, even though we don’t have the approval of our parents."

Bristol and Levi, 20 - who famously called off their previous engagement two weeks after welcoming son Tripp in December 2008 - tell US Weekly they reconnected three months ago while working out a custody plan for their 18-month-old son.

"I really thought we were over," Levi tells US Weekly. "So when I went, I had no hope. I think we both just started talking — and then we took Tripp for a walk."

Says Bristol, "When he left that night, we didn’t hug or kiss, but I was thinking how different it was. He texted me: 'I miss you. I love you. I want to be with you again' ... I was in shock."

Now comes the hard part: Getting the blessing of Sarah Palin, who has made no secret of her feelings for Levi. He provoked her fury last fall when he claimed that she had called her infant son Trig (who has Down syndrome) "retarded." She fired back, telling reporters that anyone who posed for Playgirl would "say and do anything for even more attention." Later, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, she dubbed him "Ricky Hollywood" and called his "aspiring porn" career "heartbreaking."

Says Bristol, "It is intimidating and scary just to think about what her reaction is going to be. Hopefully she will jump on board."

The Palins released a statement on the Today how Wednesday morning: "Bristol at 19 is now a young adult. We obviously want what's best for our children. Bristol believes in redemption and forgiveness to a degree most of us struggle to put in practice in our daily lives."

Filed under: Bristol Palin • Levi Johnston

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Ian Myvett   July 14th, 2010 1:07 pm ET

I think this is wonderful and a true opportunity for their child to grow up with bith parent present. I truly wish them the best and i commend Bristol for her fogiveness in the sake of love.

KingLeo   July 14th, 2010 2:59 pm ET

Can't wait to see how Sarah spins this!!!

John H   July 14th, 2010 3:43 pm ET

Big Mistake! After all that has been said in the past, neither one of them is going to forget the negatives and bring them up every time they have a disagreement. Better they both start over new.

Faye Hudson   July 14th, 2010 4:54 pm ET

Who is Sarah Palin to say anything about those children. She is so
_Rightous-. She is the one who didn't shut the gate untill the cows were out . She was treated that young man so bad . Now talk about who forgives who. Sarah Palin was on such a ego trip she let her family do what they wanted to. I pray they will be blessed and not let the Palins destroy what they have. God Bless them.

Cajazz76:24:8   July 14th, 2010 6:17 pm ET

Love will find a way...I hope they don't have to 'tripp' over a grandmother's need to use them as a political sign for a future run into the brick wall she to appease her personal/political/financial ambitions. Good night that gives me the creeps thinking of a remote possibility that would find her at the helm of a nuclear arsenal...She should stick with her comical aspirations that are condensed in her cranium. DENSE being the key adjective of her plastic moral and political gene code. She sure can make cabbage out of national issues, for sure, understanding none of them. It's just blase' blabber bought into by complete and utter fools.

nardofree   July 14th, 2010 9:18 pm ET


charmaine   July 14th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

They are making a big mistake.
Once a play boy always a playboy.
He obviously knows why the money is.
My daughter had a child ouot of wedlock, she waited a year to see if he really loved her. Well, they got married and he continued to play the fiels. They are divorced!

Badger   July 14th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

WOW. US Weekly just talked about how hard it has been on Bristol bring a single mom. What a joke! How much money did her parents make? And how much was each plate during her abstinence and teen pregnancy speech?

And I agree with nardofree...why is this still news? They are just milking this for all it's worth!

Diane   July 14th, 2010 10:44 pm ET

Love does conquer all. It is great that their son will be raised by his mom and dad.

Donald L Allen   July 14th, 2010 11:10 pm ET

Michael How or you and the wife doing you here what II mean see you I,M the one the only one that can rely say they or the One Donald L Allen

Donald L Allen   July 14th, 2010 11:11 pm ET

Tell my mane man I said Hi not low Hi

Jenny   July 14th, 2010 11:14 pm ET

I think it's good news. I think these two young people took a look at the beautiful little life they created together and realized they had something special.

Privileged or not, it has not been an easy road for Bristol, getting pregnant so young and having to endure such public scrutiny. Same for Sarah Palin. Would have been easier to have her get rid of the child and no one would never have known a thing.

Good for all of them. I wish this young couple the best of luck.

Jack   July 15th, 2010 12:49 pm ET

Wow. It seemed like just a couple of weeks back these guys appeared to be at each others throats plus he was mocking Sarah Palin. Now they are sneaking around right behind her mothers back and get engaged and notify her through the mag. Would seem like she has quite a few mom issues perhaps?

Philippa   July 19th, 2010 5:03 am ET

Good Lord . . . WHO CARES! GO AWAY ALREADY! Please stop paying attention to Sarah Palin and her reality TV family. What a stupid, mundane family. Geez.

ANN   July 20th, 2010 1:48 pm ET

Let me say first of all: I wish them the very best and a Happy Family life together. They produced a child – so let the love of that child bring Mom and Dad together. They should be together – love is a bond – at least give it you all. They both need an education and hopefully they will see the light.

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